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In democracies, government employees tend to support the left (though there are exceptions, such as police). In a large part this is just economic self-interest. Whereas for private sector employees more taxes means more money out of their pockets, for government employees more taxes means that government has more money to pay them higher salaries and pensions.
Goverment employes might want a higher tax rate but they don't aren't automatically left in the sense of pro-union and supporting workers rights.

If you look at the SEC, they don't seem like a leftish organisation to me. The SEC likely wants to have more employees but they don't want to throw more bankers into prison. You might call Eliot Spitzer leftish and the SEC doesn't bring those kind of suits.